Titicaca

Sun Island Overnight Excursion

DETAILS

Duration : 2 Days and 1 Night
Departures : Daily departures From Puno Perú
Activities : Motorboat excursion to the Sun Island
Airfares : Not included, available upon request
Puno Hotel : Not included, available upon request
Customizable : YES, feel free to ask for extra services

Private Service Shared Service
Sun Island Overnight 1 Pax 2-3 Pax 4 pax 6 Pax Pool
Price: 225 215 195 175 125
*price For a Person in US Dollars 

Sun IslandITINERARY

Day 1:
You will picked up from your hotel at 6:30 a.m. Land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary. You will arrive into Copacabana after about 3 hours. Copacana is the most important religious sanctuary of Bolivia. Thousands of pilgrims visit the virgin of Copacabana every year. It is also known as the Native Madonna. Later, you will visit the main square and the impressive Cathedral (1/2 hour tour). You will arrive to the Sun Island after about an hour of a spectacular catamaran cruise. This island has been identified as the birthplace of several revered entities , including the sun itself. A source of magnetic energy , the vertex of the earth, the cradle of the Incan Empire , and the Incan couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded the Sun Empire. For the following hour and a half, you will take the Sun Island Tour (South side) where you will visit :

The Inca Garden: The island micro climate provides the ideal location forthis garden that during Inca times was full of Andean flowers, water andtrees. It was the Inca retreat.
The Inca Stairs: The Inca Steps were built by the Incas in order to reachthe Inca Water spring.
The Inca water spring: A natural water spring with 3 different openings ofdifferent tastes. This water fountain was constructed by the Incas and issupposed to be a source of eternal youth.
The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex: This contains the largest amount of archaeological items founded in the island and the largest demo variety of Andean flora and fauna available in Bolivia. Sun Island North side Land Tour (2 hours):

Challapampa native village and Museum: The most isolated and unspoiled village in the Lake and the archaeological museum that displays ancient spoons, blades, stone tools, etc.
Chinkana Inca Holy Temple: The island's most spectacular ruins complex. The main feature is the Inca Palace also known as "El Laberinto". This maze of stone walls and tiny doorways overlooks a lovely white beach lapped by deep blue waters.
Sailing on a typical native fishing boat: These wooden boats are basically used for net-fishing. They carry about 6 people and the native captain rows or sails if it is possible. This is dependent upon on the weather conditions.

The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony: Witchcraft, natural medicine, art, magic, and millenary traditions are part of the mystic world of the Kallawayas heritage. The purpose of this mystic ceremony is to purify the souls of the Chinkana holy temple visitors. This Ceremony take place in an Incan altar at the top of the hill facing the temple and overlooking the lake.
Dinner and Sun Island native's folkloric demonstration on board. Catamaran or Sun Island overnight. (L, D)

Sun IslandDay 2:
Next morning, Catamaran Cruise to Copacabana admiring the overwhelming panorama. At the sanctuary free time to enjoy several religious and archaeological sites, lunch and land transfer to Puno city.

We will arrive in Puno at 5:30 pm and that will be the end of the service.
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* Note : Departure from Puno might be modified to 06:00am due to expansion in our services at Sun Island .

INCLUDES:
Catamaran accommodations based on double occupancy .All scheduled land and lake transportation. All transfers (*). All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified
in the itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

OPTIONAL
Extra nights, domestic airfares, extensions

(*) NOTE: If the pick up is from one of the following hotels in Puno: Isla estevez, Posada del Inca or Eco Inn there will be an extra charge of $9 per person